Snow Ice Cream

This cold weather is going to keep a few of us stuck indoors this weekend. If you have small children like me, the days can get quite long. I have a project idea that involves playing with all the new snow, making a cool treat and learning a little about dairy farming. The best part is that you can stay warm!

Ice Cream in a Bag:

  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole Organic Valley Milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbs salt
  • 1 small, sandwich size ziplock bag
  • 1 large ziplock bag
  • snow or ice cubes
  • towel


  1. Mix the sugar, milk and vanilla together in the small ziplock bag.
  2. Fill the large ziplock bag halfway full of snow or ice
  3. Add the salt to the large bag.
  4. Place the small bag inside the large bag and zip the large bag shut (press out extra air)
  5. Wrap the large bag in the towel
  6. Shake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the milk mixture hardens (if snow melts in that time add more)
  7. Remove the small bag from large bag (discard large bag)
  8. Enjoy!

Learn more about ice cream and dairy farming while you shake your bags:

Ice Cream Fun Facts

Dairy Food Fun Facts




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